Archive for September 3rd, 2014

Whistling Past The Great Filter

I am just not buying the happy theory that we have already passed through “The Great Filter” that prevents the rise of spacefaring civilizations.  It completely overlooks the possibility that advanced technological civilizations become so enormous and voracious that they are very much at risk of depleting their resources and bringing about the ecological collapse of their planet long before they develop the capacity for interstellar travel.

That certainly seems to be the path that we’re on, unless we come up with a technological fix or finally develop the will to rely on less destructive forms of energy, neither of which seems to be happening anytime soon.

3 comments September 3rd, 2014 at 07:23am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Energy,Environment,Science


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